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jolt someone out of something

to startle someone out of inertness. The cold water thrown in her face was what it took to jolt Mary out of her deep sleep. At the sound of the telephone, he jolted himself out of his stupor.
See also: jolt, of, out

jolt to a start

 and jolt to a stop
to start or stop moving suddenly, causing a jolt. The truck jolted to a stop at the stop sign. The little car jolted to a quick start and threw the passenger back in his seat.
See also: jolt, start

jolt to a stop

See previous.
See also: jolt, stop


1. n. the degree of potency of the alcohol in liquor. It doesn’t have much of a jolt.
2. n. a drink of strong liquor. He knocked back a jolt and asked for another.
3. n. a portion or dose of a drug. (Drugs.) How about a little jolt as a taste?
4. n. the rush from an injection of drugs. (Drugs.) This stuff doesn’t have much jolt.
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The intensity of the jolt could not be immediately ascertained.
Scientists have yet to unravel exactly what causes these deep jolts.
Paul Raines, GameStop's chief operating officer, Jolt is a way to offer content owners the ability to bring new gaming opportunities to market in a fresh and exciting way.
We have been very pleased and impressed with Jolt Consulting Group's WorkForce Management expertise, timeliness, thoroughness and professionalism, and we look forward to further collaboration with the Jolt team as we continue with this critical project for our organization.
Rally's products were honored with four consecutive Jolt awards (the software industry's equivalent of the Oscar[R] award) in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
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JOLT will operate in conjunction with United Community Action Network, a local anti-gang agency, as well as the Sheriff's Department, the county Probation Department and the schools.
Most recently, the 1980s brought a substantial increase in the number of large strikeslip quakes, including a 1987 jolt southwest of New Zealand that measured magnitude 8.
OutSystems[R], provider of the industry leading Agile Platform, today announced that the OutSystems Agile Platform is a winner of the Jolt Productivity Award in the Enterprise Tools category presented by Dr.
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No damage, no injuries, just a jolt, a very strong jolt.
While three jolt squeeze machines were in operation, absenteeism was a problem at the union shop, and most of the time two molders a day were out.
2 jolt that occurred May 23, 1989, on a submerged fault along the Macquarie Ridge.
OutSystems, provider of the industry-leading All-In-One Agile Platform, today announced that the OutSystems' Agile Platform is a finalist in the Enterprise Tools category of the elite 19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards, presented by Dr.